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READ Ê The Marrow of Modern Divinity Î [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Marrow of Modern Divinity By Edward Fisher – An intriguing book uite unlike any other The Marrow of Modern Divinity defies pigeon holing It was written in the 1600s by an author of whom we know little yet it proved to be a critically important a An intriguiAn intriguing book uite of Modern Kindle #211 unlike any other The Marrow of Modern Divinity defies pigeon holing It was written in the s by an author of whom we know little yet it proved to be a critically important and controversial theological text Penned as dialogue The. I don’t know if I can overstate how much I have benefitted from and enjoyed this book Edward Fisher a Puritan layman writes an extensive discussion in the form of a Socratic Dialogue about the distinction between Law and Gospel This subject too often neglected by modern day theological discussions including in Reformed and Reformedish circles is necessary for all Christians to study Martin Luther said “Anyone who can judge rightly between the law and the Gospel should thank God and know that he is a true theologian” It is very easy to err on this issue as all men are naturally inclined towards Legalism and the natural response to rejecting Legalism is to swing towards Antinomianism Edward Fisher’s “Middle Way” does an expert job at avoiding both of these pitfallsMost of the people I’ve spoken to generally didn’t enjoy Thomas Boston’s notes and one of the few who did didn’t enjoy Mr Fisher’s dialogue However I found Mr Boston’s notes to be very helpful adding insight that wasn’t present in Mr Fisher’s original dialogue and offering clarification on certain statements that may be troublesome for some I’ll admit sometimes the notes do distract from the original dialogue some of the notes go on long and at one point there’s as many as 10 pages of notes commenting on a single page of the dialogue However if one learns to manage the way they read it they can minimize the distraction the notes cause I would suggest reading the dialogue by sections and then going back and reading the notes once you’re finishedA certain sphere of Social Media has recently been going at this book with accusations of Amyraldianism and Baxterianism yet these accusations are completely unfounded the latter accusation actually makes it evident that the accusers have never read the book as Mr Boston critiues Richard Baxter by name As Dr R Scott Clark has pointed out those who make these arguments need to read “Marrow” along with other works by Mr Boston and the works of Mr Erskine for themselves because “Anyone who thinks that Baxter and the Marrow Men can be mentioned in the same breath has not read them”Mr Fisher’s Reformed perspective is helpful because it rightly recognizes this LawGospel distinction as connected to the idea of Covenant This especially is helpful because of the vein of Covenant Theology Mr Fisher and Mr Boston hold to Both are Republicationists teaching that the Mosaic Covenant was a republication of the Adamic Covenant of Works This coincides very well with the LawGospel distinction in fact it’s very difficult nearly impossible to make the distinction work well without Republication The two authors seem to disagree about what the end of the Mosaic Covenant with Mr Boston seeming to believe it was a covenant unto life and Mr Fisher closer to my own view believing it was a covenant unto “special ends” which he explains as being status in the land I must note there is variation on interpreting Mr Fisher on this point I found the teaching on Sanctification especially helpful as though I’ve always leaned toward Monergistic Sanctification by Faith Alone I’ve never really had the language to articulate it The Socratic Dialogue really adds to the message From that you can read how Mr Fisher represented by Evangelista would guide a new believer represented by Neophytus to avoid these issues The Legalist Nomista and Antinomian Antinomista are given opportunities to present their views However Mr Fisher doesn’t just leave these latter two aren’t just shown to be stubborn but actually come to embrace what Evangelista is teaching them providing insight into people coming out of LegalismAntinomianism and allowing Mr Fisher to give pastoral instruction through Evangelista about how to come out of those errors and how to help others come out of those errors Overall I’d say this book is one of my favorite books I’ve read thusfar It can tend to be long winded and speculative but is also very informative and on a subject of immense importance If you decide to read it don’t rush take your time it took me three months and you will certainly benefit from your studies


Marrow Kindle between a ministerEvangelista a young ChristianNeophytus a legalistNomista who believes Christianity is a set of rules to be obeyed and Antinomista who thinks it's okay to sin because God will forgive him anyway it makes for a wonderfully insightful book that. A must read on the distinction between the law and the Gospel and the role of the law of God in a believers life Although I disagree with some of the assumptions of the federal theology presented in the book it is a useful balanced response to two errors that are two sides of the same coin due to misinterpreting the relationship between the law and Gospel neonomianims antinomianism These heresies are still prevalent today under different guises such as the federal vision new perspective on paul and free grace easy believism Both Edward Fischer and Thomas Boston drive you to rest in the perfect work of Christ rather than dependency upon you own good works for justification assurance of salvation and for understanding sanctification as well

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The Marrow of Modern DivinityRemains tremendously relevant for Marrow of Modern eBook #8608 our world todayThis newly laid out and eagerly awaited edition includes explanatory notes by the famous puritan Thomas Boston an introduction by Philip Ryken and an historical introduction by William Vandoodewaa. This book may be my favorite book besides the Bible itself It is a wonderful explanation of the gospel the free offer of that gospel and of the issues of legalism and antinomianism This edition also contains an explanation of the ten commandments The whole of the book was convicting in numerous way encouraging hopeful truthful and beneficial I hope that any serious theologian will read it along with Boston's comments and be blessed by it